Editor's Note: This meeting was conducted via teleconference. The setting made it exceedingly difficult to tell who was talking, thereby making it impossible to accurately quote. The information is delivered without quotes.
PARAMUS, NJ - The Golf Commission has voted to raise fees $5 per session and ensure residents have a fair shot at daily tee times.
In a teleconference meeting on Jan. 19, the commission voted to approve an increase in green fees while deliberating about how people reserve tee times.
The commission approved the following: allowing residents to book tee times between 6 and 7 a.m. and then opening up booking from 7 a.m. forward for both residents and non-residents.
Residents are allowed 2 out of 6 time slots per hour, including 1 of the 6 slots allowed as a walk-in.
Five of the slots per day are required to be booked 48 hours in advance. Commissioners debated allowing only online registration versus online and in-person registration. The later won.
Currently, green fees for members of the course are $19 Monday through Friday. This will rise to $24 and on the weekend, with the increase, that will rise to $29 per session.
The new structure will allow for 33% of tee times be allotted to residents and 67% allotted to residents and non-residents, whoever gets the slots first through the sign-up process.
Paramus Golf Course, 314 Paramus Road, is a public course in Bergen County operated through the borough and its golf commission.